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by John2
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Roger Parvus and early Christian tradents.
Replies: 24
Views: 577

Re: Roger Parvus and early Christian tradents.

My only question now would be what is the difference between "To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews" and "To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), to win those under the law"? While I'm inclined to see both statements as referring to J...
by John2
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Roger Parvus and early Christian tradents.
Replies: 24
Views: 577

Re: Roger Parvus and early Christian tradents.

1. Who converted Stephen and his household: Paul or Jewish Christians? Ah, here is the answer, in 1 Cor. 1:16: Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas ..." I would suppose then that Stephen was a Gentile, in keeping with Gal. 2:9. 2. Did Paul convert (or try to convert) any Jews (as per 1 C...
by John2
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Roger Parvus and early Christian tradents.
Replies: 24
Views: 577

Re: Roger Parvus and early Christian tradents.

Ben wrote (in response to Stuart): Stuart: If it's situation (1), then we have a person with a Greek name. The natural assumption is they are Greek.... Ben: ...unless one has opined that Jewish missionaries would be unlikely to go to gentiles, which you have. If a Jewish missionary converts only Jew...
by John2
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 140
Views: 40197

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

This part of Ps.-Hegesippus seems key to me about the "testimony" of Jesus including the NT and that what Josephus says about Jesus "adds to" it: Although he spoke for the sake of fidelity to history because he thought it wrong to deceive, he did not believe because of his hardness of heart and fait...
by John2
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 140
Views: 40197

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

Viklund cites Agapius here: Maybe the most cited and controversial version of the Testimonium is found in an Arabic chronicle from the tenth century. It is a text written by the Arabic Christian historian Agapius who was bishop of the Syrian city of Hierapolis Bambyce. He is perhaps best known for h...
by John2
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Eusebius as a forger.
Replies: 140
Views: 40197

Re: Eusebius as a forger.

Ben wrote: "The testimony" itself is not Josephus' testimony; according to pseudo-Hegesippus, Josephus is adding to a store of testimony about Jesus which is already in place (plus addidit testimonio); this is similar to what has been observed about Josephus essentially becoming a sort of fifth gosp...
by John2
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus
Replies: 60
Views: 15094

Re: The Legion of Jesuses in Josephus

davidlau17 wrote: To begin with, as a Jewish Pharisee who wrote derisively about all other messiah claimants, Josephus would have been unlikely to believe Jesus to be the Christ. However, even if he did come to that belief, common sense would tell us that he would dedicate a heavy portion of Antiqui...
by John2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 93
Views: 115698

Re: Grateful Dead

I think I'm 1974-ed out now. My only complaints would be Wall of Sound quirks and related issues with the quality of soundboard recordings (and perhaps fatigue with the songs -Eyes of the World and Playing in the Band again ? -though that's minor considering that the songs were fairly new to them at...
by John2
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Those stupid disciples!
Replies: 52
Views: 6118

Re: Those stupid disciples!

Why is it a big deal that the disciples had some difficulty understanding Jesus' suffering "son of man" philosophy? Who didn't ? Paul even opposed Christians to the point of using violence against them, but he eventually came around, as did (presumably) the disciples in Mark, given what Jesus says i...
by John2
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The date of 2 Thessalonians.
Replies: 116
Views: 40940

Re: The date of 2 Thessalonians.

What do you make of the lack of reference to Jesus' (or anyone's) resurrection? This wasn't addressed to me, but after taking another look at 2 Thess. 2, doesn't 2:1:2 presuppose resurrection? Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him , we ask you, br...